Back at the Table

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from the Deer Tracks Podcast! Poems for this episode:"Thanksgiving" by Edgar Albert Guest"The Pumpkin" by John Greenleaf Whittier"A Boy in Church" by Robert Graves James also reads Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863 which you can find a copy here. If you have a creative work that you would…Read more Back at the Table

Spooky Stories with Evan Anstey

James and old friend of the podcast Evan Anstey read scary campfire stories, a poem, and discuss what's good and not so good about the horror/thriller genre. Music:"Grim Grinning Ghosts" (from "The Haunted Mansion")By The Melomen & Paul Frees & Betty Taylor & Bill Lee & Thurl RavenscroftOn the¬†Walt Disney World Official Album "Here and…Read more Spooky Stories with Evan Anstey

Recapturing Humanity

Welcome to another season of Deer Tracks! Poems for this episode are: "The Spear" by James Kibby"Upon the Annunciation and Passion Falling Upon One Day" by John Donne"I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman If you have a work that you would like featured on our blog site or heard during a future episode, you…Read more Recapturing Humanity

Building an Isthmus

Poems for this episode: "To My Mother" by Edgar Allan Poe"The Winter Moon" by James Robert Kibby"You Can't Beat the Beech Tree" by Tiffany Clark""Hope" is the thing with feathers" by Emily Dickinson Check out Tiffany's Book Memories: Guiding Us Through Life For more about the American Beech Tree click here For more information about…Read more Building an Isthmus

With an Eye toward Eden

With an Eye toward Eden, She sits alone. Her mind a garden Filled with muses blooming, Dripping nectar in aromatic words For the quill-like tongue of the Bee, Who inquires of its chambers, Sips its mysteries, And reposits honey for progeny. "With an Eye toward Eden" written by James Robert Kibby For this episode, we…Read more With an Eye toward Eden

Wild Nights! – With Emily Dickinson

By James Kibby I understand the title of this post is a bit provocative, but it got you here, right? Before you jump off this post believing it's click bait, just keep reading to find out what Danica McKellar looks like now... She played Winnie Cooper on the popular TV series The Wonder Years, and…Read more Wild Nights! – With Emily Dickinson

“First, to the Grand Canyon!”

This is part two of an interview James did with author, poet, playwright, kanjam enthusiast, dad joke teller, long time Buffalo Sabres fan, and cat lover Thomas H. Iak. In this episode we share some dad jokes, discuss Tom's joys and challenges with writing his first novel, and we acquaint ourselves with Seneca Grove's most…Read more “First, to the Grand Canyon!”

Apples in Bloom

We take a special look at a couple traditional ballads and some literary ballads. Works for this episode:"John Henry" traditional ballad performed by Pete Seeger from his Smithsonian Folkways album American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1 "Barbary Allen" traditional ballad performed by Jean Ritchie from her Smithsonian Folkways album Jean Ritchie: Ballads from Her Appalachian Family…Read more Apples in Bloom

One Man’s Garage…

In this episode James discusses his approach to songwriting specifically for his album One Man Garage Band. Songs featured from the album are:"Old John Henry""Wake Up From Your Dreams (Open Your Eyes)""Back in the Light" To purchase a copy of James' album as well as learn more about his other projects go to: jrkibbymusic.bandcamp.com Also,…Read more One Man’s Garage…